SUNRISE, FL--(Marketwire - February 03, 2012) - OrthoSensor, Inc., the leader in intelligent orthopedics, announced that the United States Patent Office has granted the company two more key patents related to its intelligent orthopedic surgical platform. These patents enhance OrthoSensor's intellectual property portfolio of more than 130 patents pending and issued. The latest patents relate to ultrasonic alignment and post-operative pain inhibition.
The patents, numbers 8,098,544 and 8,099,168, are respectively entitled "Method and system for enhancing accuracy in ultrasonic alignment" and "Post-operative pain inhibitor for joint replacement and method thereof."
"OrthoSensor is pioneering the field of intelligent orthopedics and our strong patent estate underscores our vision and leadership in this new category of orthopedic surgery," said Jay Pierce, Chief Executive Officer of OrthoSensor. "These most recent patents further strengthen our intellectual property in the area of ultrasonic alignment and will also support our development of a line of intelligent implants, including the first smart knee."
Intelligent Orthopedics is a new field that harnesses the latest innovations in sensors, microelectronics and wireless communications with the goal of improving healthcare outcomes and reducing the cost of treating musculoskeletal disease. OrthoSensor is developing a portfolio of products to transform total joint and spine arthroplasty procedures through sensor enabled soft tissue balancing, mechanical alignment, intelligent implants and evidence based analytics.
Complications of balancing, mal-alignment and poor orthopedic implant positioning are key drivers of revision surgery associated with total joint replacement and spine surgery. Projected U.S. hospital cost associated with total joint revision surgery is anticipated to be $8.6 billion in 2015. OrthoSensor's intelligent, low cost, single use devices are being designed to provide orthopedic surgeons quantifiable, intra-operative feedback on soft tissue balancing and mechanical alignment in order to improve clinical and economic outcomes.
About OrthoSensor, Inc.
OrthoSensor, Inc. (www.orthosensor.com) is an innovative medical device company developing and commercializing intelligent orthopedic devices that provide real-time data to surgeons and hospitals during and after surgery. OrthoSensor's intelligent orthopedic devices utilize advanced sensor and wireless communication technology with the goal of improving healthcare outcomes and reducing the cost of treating musculoskeletal disease. The company's intelligent orthopedic instrumentation and implants are designed to enhance surgical implantation, as well as enable remote monitoring of implant function and overall musculoskeletal health.